Cope with unsupported kernel

Bug #1769258 reported by Andreas Hasenack on 2018-05-04
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ubuntu-advantage-script
New
Unknown
ubuntu-advantage-tools (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Andreas Hasenack
Nominated for Bionic by Andreas Hasenack
Nominated for Trusty by Andreas Hasenack
Nominated for Xenial by Andreas Hasenack

Bug Description

Livepatch now checks for the running kernel and let's the user know if it's unsupported. For example:

```
ubuntu@bionic-livepatch:~$ canonical-livepatch enable foo
2018/05/04 19:55:05 cannot use livepatch: your kernel "4.15.0-1008-kvm" is not eligible for livepatch updates
```

`ua status`, however, doesn't interpret that yet and just says that livepatch is disabled:
```
ubuntu@bionic-livepatch:~$ ua status
esm: disabled (not available)
fips: disabled (not available)
livepatch: disabled
```

Furthermore the MOTD component says that livepatch is available for installation, likely because the status output does not say "not available":
```
 * Canonical Livepatch is available for installation.
   - Reduce system reboots and improve kernel security. Activate at:
     https://ubuntu.com/livepatch
```

`ua enable-livepatch <foo>` also doesn't check and tries to enable it, but it eventually fails:
```
ubuntu@bionic-livepatch:~$ sudo ua enable-livepatch <token>
Enabling Livepatch with the given token, stand by...
2018/05/04 19:57:17 cannot use livepatch: your kernel "4.15.0-1008-kvm" is not eligible for livepatch updates
```

We should:

- fix the MOTD when running an unsupported kernel. I suggest to output nothing.
- don't even try to enable livepatch if we are running an unsupported kernel

Changed in ubuntu-advantage-script:
status: Unknown → New
Changed in ubuntu-advantage-tools (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Andreas Hasenack (ahasenack)
status: New → In Progress
Changed in ubuntu-advantage-tools (Ubuntu):
milestone: none → ubuntu-16.04.5
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